October Monthly Newsletter

I hope this newsletter finds you well and happy.  Several important things are coming up this month- please try to fit some of these into your schedule if possible.  Sunday, October 1st, is World Communion Sunday; a time when we remember our Lord’s sacrifice along with fellow Christians the world over.  Later that same day, we’ll have the fellowship meal and from 2-3 p.m. the blessing of the animals for our member’s pets and those in our community.  On Saturday, October 7, the men of the church are invited to attend the Bellmore Presbyterian Church’s fellowship continental breakfast at 8 a.m.  Some of their members attended our recent
invitational breakfast here in Seaford.                                       

Trinity United Methodist Church in Windsor, CT is hosting a simulcast presentation of the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s third global meeting on Saturday, October 14.  Please see me
if you’d like to go, because preregistration is required to attend.  On Saturday, October 21st, we’ll celebrate the 251st Anniversary of Methodism in New York with a sumptuous dinner here in fellowship hall.  On Sunday, October 22nd we’ll celebrate the baptism of Kyla Ann Friedland and follow up with a photo of all church members- please be sure to wear a red shirt that day!                   
On Sunday, October 29, I would like to call a special meeting of the church to discuss formally joining the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) as a member congregation.  The WCA is committed to continuing the scripturally faithful witness of the United Methodist Church.  If you have any questions at all about this, please ask me or visit their website.  Please prayerfully consider how we will prepare our church family for vibrant and continual Christ-centered ministry two, ten, fifty, even a hundred years from now.                                                 

There are two more things I need to mention.  I will be in Corpus Christi, Texas from October 4-11 with nine other folks from our New York Annual Conference as part of a disaster response recovery team.  Your prayers and support will be greatly appreciated.  Lastly, the date of our annual church conference has been set for Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m.                                      

May the month ahead bring us love, peace, laughter, friendship, and a greater sense of devotion to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.                     

And may God bless you richly, now and always!
With joy,                                                         
Pastor Steve            

Help Wanted
We are looking for a Church Historian.  This would be a

Volunteer Position.  If interested, contact Pastor Steve.

Fellowship Meal
There will be a Fellowship Meal after service
on Sunday, October 1st.  All are welcome!

Finance Meeting
There will be a Finance Meeting on October 16th
at 7:00 pm in the Ross Library.

Women’s Luncheon
All women are welcome to the Women’s Luncheon
on Tuesday, October 17th at 12:30 pm.
We will be eating lunch at the Diner Luxe located at
4011 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY

Men’s Breakfast
All men are welcome to the Men’s Breakfast on
Saturday, October 21st at 8:30 am at East Bay Diner
located on Merrick Road.

160th Dinner Celebration
We will be celebrating the 160th Anniversary of the founding of our Church
on Saturday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 
Join us for a sit down gourmet dinner that will be served by singing waiters.

Congregational Picture & Clergy Appreciation Day
On October 22nd immediately after Sunday Service we will be taking a picture
of the entire congregation.  Please wear your red church shirt if you have
one and if not,please try to wear a red shirt. We have rescheduled the
Clergy Appreciation Day activities from October 8th to October 22nd.
Please refer to the September newsletter for the information.

Congregational Meeting
There will be a congregational meeting immediately
after service on Sunday, October 29th
We will be discussing joining the WCA (see Pastor's letter)

"Halloween Handouts"
Please join us for Halloween Handouts on Tuesday, October 31st
from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on the church patio.